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Garmin Offers Hunter Friendly GPS Units

by Bow Staff 9. November 2010 09:42
Bow Staff

   As any hunter worth his salt knows, putting yourself in the right place and the right time is the name of the game.  GPSMAP 62st does exactly that.  GPSMAP 62st sports a tough-tested, rugged waterproof exterior and a new 65K color 2.6” sunlight-readable screen.  GPSMAP 62st features a 3-axis tilt-compensated compass, capable of BirdsEye Satellite imagery, is preloaded with 100K topo mapping, has up to 20-hours of battery life, over 500MB of memory, a microSD slot for memory expansion and a quad helix antenna for unparalleled reception in the toughest conditions.  With all that, GPSMAP 62st makes finding the perfect spot for getting the perfect shot that much easier.  Garmin.  Follow the leader.

The Garmin GPSMAP 62st 

Explore the Terrain

GPSMAP 62st comes with built-in U.S. 100k topographic data for the continental U.S. and a worldwide basemap with shaded relief — all the tools for serious climbing or hiking. Map detail includes national, state and local parks and forests, along with terrain contours, elevation information, trails, rivers, lakes and points of interest.

Get Your Bearings

GPSMAP 62st has a built-in 3-axis tilt-compensated electronic compass, which shows your heading even when you’re standing still, without holding it level. Its barometric altimeter tracks changes in pressure to pinpoint your precise altitude, and you can even use it to plot barometric pressure over time, which can help you keep an eye on changing weather conditions.

Share Wirelessly

With GPSMAP 62st you can share your waypoints, tracks, routes and geocaches wirelessly with other compatible Garmin device users. So now your friends can also enjoy your favorite hike or cache or hunting spot — simply press “send” to transfer your information to similar units, and let the games begin.

Find Fun

 GPSMAP 62st supports geocaching GPX files for downloading geocaches and details straight to your unit. By going paperless, you're not only helping the environment but also improving efficiency. GPSMAP 62st stores and displays key information, including location, terrain, difficulty, hints and descriptions, which means no more manually entering coordinates and paper print outs! Simply upload the GPX file to your unit and start hunting for caches. Slim and lightweight, 62st is the perfect companion for all your outdoor pursuits.

Global Positioning Systems (GPS) are used by the majority of bowhunters these days and can offer distinct advantages to the modern bowhunter when it comes to scouting and plotting waypoints.  The bowhunting.com staff would love to here of your success stories regarding bucks and GPS units; comment below and tell us your story!

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